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Multi-crore fraud case: DSK’s sister-in-law Anuradha Purandare arrested in Pune

Purandare, who is accused of being involved in fraudulent transactions, was produced before a special judge on Monday. She has been remanded to police custody till June 4

pune Updated: May 29, 2018 16:27 IST
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One more relative of realtor Deepak Sakharam Kulkarni (right), Anuradha Purandare, has been arrested by the economic offences wing (EOW) on Sunday. Anuradha Purandare is the sister of his wife, Hemanti Kulkarni(left). (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

One more relative of realtor Deepak Sakharam Kulkarni (alias DSK), Anuradha Purandare, has been arrested by the economic offences wing (EOW) on Sunday, in connection with her role in the multi-crore investor fraud case.Anuradha Purandare is the sister of DSK’s wife, Hemanti Kulkarni.She was arrested from her relative’s house in Nigdi, based on a tip-off.The police have been searching for her for the last few days.

Nilesh More, assistant commissioner of police (ACP), economic offences wing said, “Purandare was in cahoots with DSK in the fraud like the other four relatives who were arrested previously.

“She used to manage financial transactions of the company.We will interrogate her to know more details.”

Purandare, who is accused of being involved in fraudulent transactions, was produced before a special judge on Monday. She has been remanded to police custody till June 4.

SEVEN ARRESTS... SO FAR

The four other relatives of DSK who have been arrested are Kedar Vanjape, Sai Vanjape, Dhananjay Pachpore and Vinay Badgandi. A total of seven people including, DSK and his wife, Hemanti Kulkarni, have been arrested by police in connection with the fraud, so far. A 37,000-page charge-sheet has been filed by the EOW alleging that realtor DSK committed a fraud of ₹2,043 crore and the same was submitted in the court before judge JT Utpat on May 17, 2018. The role of six nationalised banks and their officials are under the scanner for allocating loan amounting to over ₹700 crore to DSK. All the RBI guidelines had been violated during the loan sanctioning process, the prosecution stated in a written statement before the court. Out of the 13 named in the fraud case, police have arrested seven accused till date. According to the charge sheet filed, a total of nine companies were floated by DSK and his accomplices, to siphon money that was collected from the banks and 33,000 investors.

First Published: May 29, 2018 16:27 IST